SANTA CLARA – Trent Baalke sat down with Bay Area reporters and answered questions for 45 minutes Saturday afternoon. Here’s what he said about Vernon Davis. ME: When you extended Joe Staley’s contract this offseason, you said you were excited to make him a 49er for life. When you extended Frank Gore’s contract a few […]
SANTA CLARA – Here’s what stood out to me at the 49ers’ first padded practice of training camp. THE GOOD 1. Tramaine Brock. Broke up three passes today. First, he intercepted Kory Faulkner who was trying to throw to Stevie Johnson. Then, Brock broke up a pass intended for Carlos Hyde. And then, Brock broke […]
SANTA CLARA — Greg Roman was interviewed Saturday morning in the 49ers’ auditorium. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers “Sorry if I kept anybody waiting. Just got done with a team presentation by [running backs coach] Tom Rathman and [secondary coach] Ed Donatell that has me even more invigorated for today. But it’s […]
SANTA CLARA – Chris Culliver was interviewed Saturday afternoon by Bay Area reporters outside of the 49ers’ locker room. Here is a transcript. Q: How does the knee feel? CULLIVER: It feels good. I’m cutting well. A lot of confidence. Training hard. Q: When you reported to camp last year, did you do so with […]
SANTA CLARA – LaMichael James was interviewed Saturday afternoon by Bay Area reporters outside of the 49ers’ locker room. Here is a transcript. Q: Bruce Miller said you’ve been nothing but positive. Is that the mindset you’re taking coming into camp? JAMES: Yeah. If you don’t take that mindset, (training camp) will eat you alive. […]
SANTA CLARA – Bruce Miller was interviewed Saturday afternoon by Bay Area reporters outside of the 49ers’ locker room. Here is a transcript. Q: Does your heart sink for what happened to Kendall Hunter? MILLER: Yeah. One, just being a close friend, a teammate, a brother – you don’t ever want to see that happen […]
SANTA CLARA – Carlos Hyde was interviewed Saturday afternoon by Bay Area reporters outside of the 49ers’ locker room. Here is a transcript. Q: Are you excited to put the pads on today? HYDE: Yeah, I’m pretty excited. It has been a while since I’ve had the pads on. Well, I take that back. I […]
Adam Schefter just reported that Kendall Hunter tore his ACL in practice Friday. He tried to cut and juke and his knee gave out. Who do you think will be the 49ers’ second-leading rusher this season?
SANTA CLARA – Here’s what stood out to me at the 49ers’ second non-padded practice of training camp. THE GOOD 1. Brandon Lloyd. Made a 20-yard catch near the sideline during an 11-on-11 team drill. Colin Kaepernick threw the pass high. Lloyd jumped and caught the ball and got both feet inbounds. 2. Stevie Johnson. […]
SANTA CLARA — Vic Fangio was interviewed in the 49ers’ auditorium Friday morning. Here is a transcript courtesy of the 49ers. You finally got to see DB Jimmie Ward on the field. Any reaction to seeing him out there running around a little bit? “He did fine. You know, he was also here last week […]
SANTA CLARA — Kendall Hunter just injured his right knee during a seven on seven drill. He caught a pass in the flat, tried to juke and make Perrish Cox miss and Hunter’s right knee buckled. He stayed on the ground for five minutes and then walked to the locker room.
The 49ers just announced that they have activated rookie wide receiver Bruce Ellington from the NFI list. Ellington sprained his ankle after mini-camp. Practice starts now. Stay tuned for my report.